Sunday, February 06, 2011

Double-tongued 2k

How to speak with forked tongue. 

On the one hand:

What is worth noting, aside from highlighting Evans’ piece, is the omission of the worn out canard that Westminster California is simply channeling Meredith Kline. In point of fact, WSC is trying, as Evans concedes, to hold on to the insights of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. As Mike Horton mentioned recently, that sure puts those complaints about Westminster California’s radicalism in a different light.

On the other hand:

For the most part, the critics of 2k do not care for (to put it mildly) the work or arguments of Meredith Kline (who happens to be arguably the most original and creative of Old Westminster’s faculty – and still remained theologically reliable). Those who argue for a 2k-position have generally drawn from the biblical theology of Kline.

As for the structure-direction distinction, what it fails to see is Kline’s work on the end of the cultural mandate and the end of the original creation. I’m sure you know that consummation or glorification is a category missing in most of the neo-Cal writings.

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